Zamboni Driver

Adam Robertson

Adam Robertson,
Senior, Mechanical Engineering

Athens, OH 15 March 2016

With so many exciting things happening this year, one of the most fun things I have done is to work at Bird Ice Arena as a Zamboni driver. Like every young boy playing hockey, I always wanted to get the chance to drive the Zamboni around the ice rink. Even as a senior at Ohio University, driving the Zamboni was still on the life bucket list.

Luckily for me I was able to pull a few strings and become an official Zamboni driver here at school. As a Zamboni driver, it is my job not only to maintain and repair the ice, but also to repair any hockey or ice equipment that needs it.

Even though engineering is a difficult degree that can be time consuming, I would highly recommend doing some part time work in college. I wish I had this job my freshman year because it is not only a good way to get some extra money, but it is also a good way to meet some new people. I have personally made some great friends at Bird, and it hasn’t even been a year since I started!

Whether you are doing research with a professor or working as a Zamboni driver at Bird, having a part time job at school is great experience!

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